WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY

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The UN designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed every year on June 15. What comes as a surprise to many is that this day was officially recognized as recently as 2011. Reports state that in the next 10 years, the number of people above the age of 60 is estimated to grow by 38 per cent, reaching a total population of 1.4 billion elders across the world. A large section of this demographic will inhabit developing countries.